1986 Ford Mustang Overview


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My Little Fox Body by Joe
 — I like it because it's mine, no other reason. it aint really the greatest car in the world but it keeps me more than happy... it's really fun to drive with the 302 v8, 5 speed manual transmission, and... Read More
Great Car, Easy To Work On. Looks Great If Kept Up. by Aaron
 — I had one for a while, the head gasket was blown out and I didn't know as much as I do now otherwise I would have kept it, but the car still ran even with a blown head gasket. When I got it, it was ou... Read More
My Car by Connor
 — the preformance is fairly good i would say... the build quality is fine, it's a unibody .. the exterior colour is a midnight blue, on the inside i have NOS racing seats and the back seats are just blu... Read More

1986 Ford Mustang Overview

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1986 Ford Mustang

Although Ford did not do much with the 1986 Ford Mustang, it remains a popular car today, as it is relatively easy to tune (anybody have any more details they can provide on this?) Otherwise, the car remained pretty much the same as the 1985 model year.
The standard engine was an oil-leaking 2.3-liter I4 rated at 88 horsepower, and options included a 3.8-liter V6 (120 horsepower). An updated 5.0-liter HO V8 was now the standard in GTs, formerly rated at 210 horsepower. 1986 was the first year for fuel injection, as the 8.8 rear and TRUE dual exhaust. Horsepower went up to 225, also torque went up to 300 ft.lb., making the car quicker.
The SVO trim had a 2.3-liter I4 turbocharged engine, capable of 200 horsepower.
As for the Saleen, Ford began moving some of the after-factory improvements into its standard car, including a new spoiler package, nicer bucket seats, and a leather steering wheel. However, dealers were still required to buy cars specific for conversion which were limited to an LX hatchback or convertible.


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